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Global Solar Radiation in Awka, South East, Nigeria Using Weather Station

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Author Ike C.U.
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 678-683
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 11
Issue Date December 01, 2014
Publishing Date December 01, 2014
Keywords Solar radiation, Davis Vantage Pro 2-weather station, Angstron Model, Daily sunshine hours



Abstract

This paper mainly evaluated the global solar radiation of Awka in Anambra State, Nigeria using the Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station mounted at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The daily sunshine hour were measured for five years (2009 2013) from which the monthly mean values were determined. The correlation used was based on the Angstron model for the estimation of the global solar radiation on monthly mean sunshine hour. The values of solar radiation for Awka town vary from the range of 14.78203Jm-2day-1 to 22.81541Jm-2day-1 under the period of study with the mean value of 21.053767Jm-2day-1. This value can be utilized in the design and performance estimation of solar energy systems, which is gaining significant attention in Nigeria in particular and the world at large.


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